April 4, 2012

Keith Olbermann likens himself to a $10 million chandelier...

... and Al Gore's TV network to the absence of a house in which to hang the chandelier.

44 comments:

pm317 said...

So the Chandelier crashed to the floor from a non-existent ceiling and broke into pieces.

Scott M said...

I'm probably the least likely person to be described as an Olbermann booster, but from the descriptions of those "in the know", things like having all the lighting go off while you're on the air, more than once, is simply inexcusable from an operations point of view.

There's the on-air talent, there's the equipment that makes the show possible, and then there's facilities and fundamental infrastructure. I doubt it was Olbermann's responsibility to upkeep that latter.

He's still a gigantic tool cavorting with other tools.

Jeffery said...

He looked pretty drab on Letterman. The old fire is gone, and I doubt it will return. And all Letterman cared about (and apparently KO) was that KO get PAID. Bragged about having hotshot lawyer. Ah, liberalism. When it isn't spewing anti-White drivel, it is busy money-grubbing.

joewxman said...

You have to give the man credit even though he is an absolute gasbag. He has made a career of leaving networks with 7 figure plus payoffs. And up until now there has always been another network willing to pay him huge amounts of money. As someone who has spent 33 years in tv, i can't help but be envious.He must have a very nice balance in his bank account.

gadfly said...

So Dave was the first to hire him after algore said bye-bye. As is now the now always case with Letterman this is a funny act - but not funny ha-ha.

Keithy needs a nickname - how about "Fail!"

rhhardin said...

Oberman is more a disco ball.

Ron said...

I believe that Liberace had a $10 million chandelier...over his toilet!

So, yeah, let's stick Keith in the crapper.....

Scott M said...

Oberman is more a disco ball.

And roughly as relevant.

cubanbob said...

The schmuck walked away from fifty million bucks and he wants a pity fest? Who in their right would ever want to hire him again? Ten years from now he will be one of the crazies walking on the NYC streets and sleeping on a grill. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Christopher in MA said...

Unless one lives in the Paris Opera House, a ten-miiiilllllion dollar chandelier is tasteless, vulgar and tacky.

. . .ah, I see. Well, Olbermann is quite right, then, isn't he?

Matthew said...

Disco is NOT dead people.

Johanna Lapp said...

The chandelier in Phantom of the Opera has been crashing to the floor every single night for more than 20 years, but somehow manages to show up for work the next day.

Icepick said...

How about a ten million dollar turd, with no toilet to crap in?

Icepick said...

I see Ron beat me to it.

Comanche Voter said...

Thke rumor is that Keith Olberman would be well advised to avoid any reference to or use of the word "hung".

The man is a walking self referential joke. But there seems to be a lot of that going around these days.

Clyde said...

If he was a household fixture with a French name, he'd be a bidet.

jacksonjay said...

WORST PERSON IN THE WORLDDDDDDDD!!!!

traditionalguy said...

You have to admire someone with the self esteem strength of a Olbermann.

His intense disrespect towards everyone else is matched with a total respect for himself. No one disses him and gets away with it. Olbermann himself is the superstar at doing that sort of dirty work.

He has served well as a good Bad Example showing people how not to act. Come to think of it we have a couple of Mini-Olbermanns commenting here.

Patrick said...

this was a great career move by Olbermann. Prior to his dustup, no one was talking about him.

Peter said...

Perhaps he should consider himself as a once-valuable light fixture-- which is now just a bit damaged, and available in a thrift store for $10.

Rialby said...

YOU SIR are a disgrace. May I remind you that "chandeliers" only hang in the homes of the 1%? Back in the the real America, we have hanging light fixtures, lamps.

edutcher said...

More like a DIY Tiffany lamp.

That he's been replaced by Eliot Spitzer speaks volumes.

Jay Vogt said...

The best use of a chandelier in the movies is when Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas are hanging on one in "The War of the Roses'.

There's got to be a terrific metaphor here somewhere.

wyo sis said...

Even if he was the most valuable item in a non-existent house it hardly helps get the house built to have a prima donna larking about tearing figurative walls down and gloating. He could have been an asset instead of an (oh--you know what I mean Suddenly I'm too sick of the whole thing to even finish my comment.)

Carnifex said...

Man/bear/pig would never have a $10 million dollar chandelier hanging in any house he owned! That would be too prominent a display of extravagance for the worlds leading figure on enviromentalism. I reject the premise whole heartedly!

It would hang in his personal jet.

BarryD said...

You mean he was far too expensive for his utility, and as soon as he goes out of style, his value drops precipitously?

I'll accept that. The $10M chandelier metaphor works for me.

Johanna Lapp said...

No, the best use of a chandelier in the movies was Richard Burton's in Bluebeard.

Ladies, never cheat on an angry, jealous husband directly beneath a heavy and pointy ceiling light fixture.

Leland said...

More like a $10 million boat anchor, which is something you can do with a chandelier if you lack a house. Bonus, he already had the title of anchor and he certainly restrained CurrentTV's growth.

Chip Ahoy said...

A girlfriend took me to her parent's home in Cherry Creek. They have a large place centered around horses, I think, I supposed that by the white woven wood fences equestrians put up although I didn't see an actual stable. It would have been a big one, there is a lot of white fence going back and forth all over the place. Anyway, we get inside the house and right off you know what the deal is by the chandelier. It is a remarkably deplorably designed light source featuring a small well known classic statue. It also has filaments strung vertically arranged in concentric rings that appear to cross without touching that carry droplets of oil apparently. It is big too and it is suspended. It is the first thing one sees and the first thought one thinks is, oh shit.

Then everything follows from that, ridiculously high wainscoting with nothing at that height to be protected from, kitchen oversized to the point of uselessness, but all of that is irrelevant, the point is the chandelier. To have that as your image for yourself, or the thing you'd have projected, is just flat funny.

Michael Haz said...

Olbermann is accurate in the sense that "chandelier" means "asshole".

Chip S. said...

dimbulb

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Olberdouche never fails to deliver.

Keith the unemployable is more like a chinese paper lantern.

Go ahead, hang it over the shitter, if you run out of asswipe you can use the lantern for back-up.

John Stodder said...

Perhaps I'm not totally getting into the spirit of this thread, but I thought the interview was hilarious, especially when Letterman asked Olbermann, after a Jack Benny-length pause, quietly asked him, "You're the chandelier," and KO, even quieter, said "I'm the chandelier." He did seem to recognize the absurdity of his career.

I'd much rather listen to KO talk about his disputes with MSNBC and Al Gore than politics. He could do a weekly show about TV network executives and I would watch it.

Obviously, his political rants have been loathesome, but it doesn't sound like Countdown will be reappearing anywhere soon. So...relax! Enjoy! He's bashing the people you like to bash! You don't have to love him. But his portrait of how Current TV is being managed was hilarious!

damikesc said...

Well, he IS overpriced crap...

damikesc said...

There's the on-air talent, there's the equipment that makes the show possible, and then there's facilities and fundamental infrastructure. I doubt it was Olbermann's responsibility to upkeep that latter.

I'd buy his excuse more --- if we didn't hear that he wasn't properly supported in very job he ever had.

Or if he didn't refuse to do things asked of him as well. It's not like he lived up to his end of the bargain either.

Obviously, his political rants have been loathesome, but it doesn't sound like Countdown will be reappearing anywhere soon.

I understand HBO and Showtime are interested in him.

I'd be willing to get cable again, only to cancel it again over that.

Scott M said...

I'd be willing to get cable again, only to cancel it again over that.

I was quite happy with Netflix and basic/expanded cable...but then I realized I was going to be season two of Game Of Thrones.

Scott M said...

"missing" season two.

damikesc said...

I was quite happy with Netflix and basic/expanded cable...but then I realized I was going to be season two of Game Of Thrones.

There isn't a show I'm so desperate to see I cannot wait to do so. Paying for HBO supports Maher. I cannot do that.

Blue@9 said...

Now I'm *really* looking forward to Olbermann haranguing me about the 1%.

Methadras said...

Well, as a $10 million chandelier, he certainly hung himself well.

William said...

His career is a variant on the famous for being famous meme. KO's success rests on his fame for being a failure. He really is good at failing. He doesn't just splutter out like Spitzer. He flares out in a supernova, He's a dwarf star, but his collapse generates a lot of light. He's much better at being a failure than Spitzer or Colmes. I'm sure Olbermann will get another gig. People enjoy watching him fail.....Fox should hire him. Then on the first show in the midst of his first rant, they should pull a Carrie and dump a barrel of pig entrails on him. The following week they could have Leatherface chase him around the studio with a chainsaw. Ratings gold. KO should let Fox properly package his talent.

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Kelly said...

Olbermann is more like a $10 million old lamp with faulty wiring and a mismatched shade that won't stay on straight. Just sayin'.